Israel sentences Palestinian teen to 11 years in prison over alleged stabbing attack
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The Commission for Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners’ Affairs said in a statement that the Ofer military court passed the verdict on 19-year-old Daoud Manasra on Friday, and demanded that he pay a compensation of 270,000 shekels ($73,000) or serve three additional years of imprisonment in lieu of it.
Moreover, the court ordered the Palestinian teenage boy to pay a fine of 10,000 shekels ($3,000).
The committee condemned the sentence and the exorbitant financial compensation imposed on Manasra and other political prisoners in Israeli detention centers.
“This proves the barbarity of the fake Israeli judiciary, which goes hand in hand with the policies of the Israeli intelligence service, aiming to inflict the greatest damage and sanctions on Palestinians,” it pointed out.
Israeli forces detained Manasra in mid-2015 after he had purportedly attacked and injured an Israeli soldier at the Beit Einun crossroads in eastern al-Khalil, located 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Jerusalem al-Quds.
On December 16, 2018, the same Israeli court sentenced 18-year-old Ayham Bassem Sabbah, a resident of the Qalandiya refugee camp north of Jerusalem al-Quds, to 35 years in prison, and also ordered him to pay a fine of one million Israeli shekels ($264,700).
Sabbah and 14-year-old Omar Salim Rimawi were both shot and critically injured on February 18, 2016, after allegedly carrying out a stabbing attack that left one Israeli settler dead and another injured at the Rami Levi supermarket in the Shaare Benyamin industrial complex northwest of Jerusalem al-Quds.